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Chances of black 3.57, 169 from UCLA getting into T 14?
« on: July 23, 2008, 02:31:35 PM »
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Re: Chances of black 3.57, 159 from Yale getting into T 14?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 03:15:00 PM »
I suspect that nobody knows.  Law schools don't want to discredit their affirmative action programs by disclosing that minority numbers are significantly lower than white ones.  I wouldn't call you a shoe-in at any of these, but you definitely have a shot in a way that a white applicant with your numbers would not.

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Re: Chances of black 3.57, 169 from UCLAgetting into T 14?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008, 04:19:19 PM »
Does anyone know of any specific LSATs/GPAs of people who got into T-14s?

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Re: Chances of black 3.57, 159 from Yale getting into T 14?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 04:41:34 PM »
You should make use of www.lawschoolnumbers.com

It looks like this person got into UPenn with lower stats than you http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=technicalgeek

The same person shows to have gotten into Columbia, but it looks like he might have been an exception, even among URMs. 

This person got into Georgetown with much lower GPA, 1 pt higher LSAT:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=CaribbeanGirl



You can do more research on there, but with your current stats I'm thinking Georgetown is a target, Penn maybe, Columbia no.  You're probably gonna want 3-4 points on the LSAT to have a decent shot at Columbia.  And yeah, URM is going to help you a ton.  Were you a non-URM, there would be no chance.  Having Yale as your undergrad is going to be a significant bump too.  You should have a good cycle.

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Re: Chances of black 3.57, 159 from Yale getting into T 14?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2008, 10:51:29 AM »
I'm a black history major at Yale with a 3.57 and a 159. Though I'm taking the LSAT again in October, do you know what chances I have currently to get into a T 14 (preferably Columbia, UPenn, and Georgetown)? Also, does anyone know what the average LSAT scores are for minority (specifically black) applicants?

The SCOTUS AA case revealed stat indicating that a number of african americans with high 150 scores got into UVA.

While admissions were easier back then, I'd still say you have a decent shot at a T14. Apply to them all, visit a couple you're most interested in.  Cornell might be good if you want northeast, and don't get into CLS/Penn.

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Re: Chances of black 3.57, 169 from UCLA getting into T 14?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2008, 03:49:45 PM »
Why not CLS/Penn?

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Re: Chances of black 3.57, 159 from Yale getting into T 14?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2008, 06:03:05 AM »
because you have a 159 and a 3.57. duh.

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Re: Chances of black 3.57, 159 from Yale getting into T 14?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2008, 10:50:28 AM »
because you have a 159 and a 3.57. duh.

no need to be rude.
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Re: Chances of black 3.57, 159 from Yale getting into T 14?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2008, 03:43:29 PM »

The SCOTUS AA case revealed stat indicating that a number of african americans with high 150 scores got into UVA.


Isn't that wonderful.  I had a 163 and I didn't get in, despite being a legacy and having an above-average GPA.  I guess my skin was the wrong color.  I sure am glad Americans don't discriminate anymore, that would be bad.

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Re: Chances of black 3.57, 159 from Yale getting into T 14?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2008, 04:41:23 PM »

The SCOTUS AA case revealed stat indicating that a number of african americans with high 150 scores got into UVA.


Isn't that wonderful.  I had a 163 and I didn't get in, despite being a legacy and having an above-average GPA.  I guess my skin was the wrong color.  I sure am glad Americans don't discriminate anymore, that would be bad.

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